UCT lower campus barricaded

2015-11-06 19:22
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Cape Town - A group, mostly made up of workers, barricaded lower campus at the University of Cape Town on Friday.

This meant that there could be interruptions to some services, in particular the Jammie Shuttle, UCT spokesperson Gerda Kruger said in a statement.

The library was also closed.

Kruger said the group marched to the Bremner Building and demanded to meet with the university's executive.

"They have disputed whether the Nehawu [National Education Health and Allied Workers Union] joint shop stewards council has represented them adequately in the insourcing agreement.

"The executive is currently in discussions with the group in an attempt to find a way forward," she said.

The university would provide feedback to the community over the weekend and try to keep people updated via its website and social media.

Kruger said the university was committed to holding exams as planned.

"In the event of the disruption of any examination, we will do everything reasonably possible to provide for an alternative examination within the examination period.

"UCT will pursue disciplinary action against any student or staff member who contributes to the disruption of exams," she said. This could lead to expulsion, she added.

UCT would require outsourced companies to do the same with respect to those employees who disrupt exams, said Kruger.

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